North Korean fallout shifts alliances

The political fallout from North Korea’s nuclear test last Monday continues, as the international community reacts to Pyongyang becoming the world’s ninth nuclear power.

14th October, 2006

The political fallout from North Korea’s nuclear test last Monday continues, as the international community reacts to Pyongyang becoming the world’s ninth nuclear power.

Monday’s announcement by North Korea that it had successfully detonated a nuclear device sent shock waves around Asia, uniting Japan with its estranged neighbours China and South Korea in condemnation.

Although it is still unclear if the test succeeded, or if the tremors felt were...

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